Cautious, cunning, treacherous. (Latin, cautela; French,
cauteleux; Spanish, cauteloso.)
“Caught with cautelous baits.”
“Swear priests and cowards and men cautelous.”
Shakespeare Julius Cæsar,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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